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trial in the history of the united states. that's my conclusion after studying it as close as i could. and that's the report of my book. i try to explain in my book why i believe that to be true, and i will try to give you a suggestion on what i believe that to be true in my remarks here tonight. john brown's trial was the first trial in the history of the united states to receive massive attention from national media. it was the first trial in which a defendant was executed for treason against a state, as opposed to treason against the united states. it was the first trial in which an accused defendant appealed to a higher law to justify violent crimes. it was a trial that involved more than just a determination of an individuals guilt or innocence, according to laws laid down in statute books and in case reports. it was a trial that pitted two starkly different moral visions against each other. one of these visions defended the institution of chattel slavery as traditional, necessary, just and worthy of protection from outside interference. particularly, from the outside interferenc
is to understand the circumstances that are going on right now in terms of the compromise of the united states sovereignty by what's happening to the dollar with deficits budget to be positive so the last third of this book is solutions. what we can do as a subtitle says fighting new world order, surviving the global depression and preserving u.s. sovereignty. so the themes of this book at the last third or to give solutions and call to action for how we can organize our lives, how we can organize politically in order to fight back to say no to a global new deal. now, to get everyone's mind of around the idea of america for sale, i like to start at this way. we currently have page 24 of the book and document we have got about a 65.5 trillion what the t negative net worth. now what that means, that is according to the department treasury's own statistics. once a year the deeper and the treasury does a gap accounting and david walker, who was the head of the government accountability office actually resigned in 2008 it went on the week up to our alarming people, telling people essentially that i
be said you would save for a man who combined a career as commander in chief of the united states army, and that was how congress does it made him commander in chief with his second existence as agent 13 in the spanish secret service. 11 years he commanded the nations forces, he dowson its forces, patrolled its frontiers and for most of that time, he also said america's military secrets to the largest power in the hemisphere. and if spain had acted a little more vigorously on the warnings of agent passed on they would have carried the lewis and clark expedition and put a halt to the expedition. and they did heed his advice about fortifying the border with texas and so they kept the united states out of texas for about a generation things to his warnings he was a pretty effective agent it has to be said. and then there is also his reputation as the man who founded the spanish conspiracy, and the spanish conspiracy was designed to split away kentucky and tennessee from the rest of the country. so a guy like that, you know, he makes snakes seem like a model of rectitude and chameleons, ch
who combined a career as commander in chief of the united states army and that's how congress designated him commander in chief with his second existence as agent 13 in the spanish secret service. 11 years he commanded the nation's forces. he garrisoned its forts and patrolled the forests. and at the same time he fed the military secrets to the largest power in the hemisphere and if spain had acted a little more vigorously on the warnings that agent 13 passed on they would have captured the lewis and clark expedition and put a halt to their westward exploration. and they did heed his advice about fortifying the border with texas and so they kept the united states out of texas for about a generation thanks to his warning. so he was a pretty effective agent. it has to be said. and then there's also his reputation as the man who founded the spanish conspiracy and the spanish conspiracy was designed to split away kentucky and tennessee from the rest of the country. so a guy like that, you know, he really makes sort of snakes seem like a model of good and chameleons look good compa
and that lyndon johnson was president of the united states. my secret service manual tells me to protect the president of the united states and that was lyndon johnson. you stay with kennedy and i'm going to johnson. so he goes and -- his the first person to give a report to lyndon johnson. robert made up his mind that kennedy is dead but when he sees johnson that isn't what he says. what he says to johnson he says i have seen the president's wounds and i don't think he can survive. and johnson says i need more information. i want to hear from kennedy o'donnell who was appointed secretary in fact the sort of chief of staff for the kennedy white house. and he wants to hear from president kennedy's secret service agent. so emory roberts leaves the room and as he leaves the room he runs into who had arrived at hospital late and didn't see anything that happened and he says to roberts have you seen what is the president's condition and he says very matter-of-factly the president is dead and leader roberts told him johnson didn't know what i knew just kennedy was dead. the next person that co
.s. secretary of state, secretary of war, and finally, to term president of the united states, the fifth president. as governor of virginia he became the second most powerful figure in america. virginia then was america's largest, wealthiest and heavily populated state with 20% of the american population. it stretched all the way to the mississippi river and all the way north to the great lakes. it was enormous and the prestige and its importance of the governor was akin to the governors of california, illinois, new york and texas put together. and monroe was not only governor of america's most important state, he was a national hero in the revolutionary war. in other words he was a giant in his day and i don't understand why historians ignore him which is why i wrote this book to restore him to his rightful place in american history as the most important president in the early days of the nation. now some historians elevate john adams to historical prominence and most historians deify thomas jefferson and james madison and these were three great founding fathers and great political phil
to become more democratic, and in that way, not one has chosen to adopt the united states system, and we should ask why. because it does not provide the same kind of representation. i do believe we should have proportional representation and if we don't get there yet, joyce surmising voting systems or combination thereof because for example how many saab the front page of "the new york times" where they talked about new york city had a runoff election and in a city of almost 8 million people almost nobody showed up to vote. 3 million registered democrats than you had some districts were actually nobody came to vote. we can do better than this, so maybe, and i would start i believe we should start looking at things like the electoral college which are anachronistic now and i know those might be fighting wars here but i would be happy to engage in think about how we want to improve our system. our system was great maybe for the 18th century but were now in the 21st century and there have been kinds of systems the pies that can be applied they can do things, make the electoral system more r
gordon wood presents a history of the united states from 1789 to the end of the war of 1812. he writes that founders of the national government disliked the idea political parties and wish to see the demise of slavery in the north. at the redwood library in newport rhode island, is an hour and 15 minutes. [applause] thank you very much. it is a pleasure to be back here in this magnificent building. 18th century library, which i think is one of the architectural marvels of the united states and everybody should come here to see it. i am delighted to be back here again. this book which is a big fat book, can be used as a doorstop if you decide not to read it. it will work that way. the title of the book comes from a statement of jefferson turkey referred to united states, jefferson being the most expansive mind of president in history. he referred to united states that he was present up as an empire of liberty. different kind of empire is what he saw. and he as i said had great visions for the growth of this united states. i have introduced this book with a little brief description of ri
is over. it's over. three big revolutions are happening in the united states today. first, we've got a new demography and that revolution is a racial revolution. when the real majority was in full swing, nine out of ten voters in this country where whites. in 2004, that was 77% of the electorate which is one of the reasons i tell my friend mark shields watch that number, it's declining. and of course it declined even more in 2008 to 74%. partly because we have the first african-american run for president in barack obama. but that number was going to decline any way. why? because by 2042, whites are going to be a minority throughout the united states. by 2042, the census bureau a few years ago estimated 2050. they revamped that estimation out to 2042 and as a parent of a 20-year-old i think about what country she is living in. and i see it's already in the schools that she does do. because in our schools, she is a minority, being white. what's going on? immigration is going on. we have more foreign-born living in the state of california today than there are people in new jersey. okay. there
in the united states of america. a very audacious objective with brilliantly executed jeans. she then spent the rest of her life trying to convince the local governments miami-dade county and miami beach to develop the ordinances and other necessary legal mechanisms to protect this a national historic district. unfortunately she died three years before the full realization of her ever. but now there is a st. i believe it is tenth st. which is named for barber. eyesight her because she is the kind of person and that i believe all americans can be if they have a sufficient amount of internal self-confidence and a willingness to acquire the competencies' to be an effective citizen. this book, it "america the owner's manual" is devoted to preparing all americans for active and effective and honorable citizenship. i have defined and in this is totally my doing, but what are the 10 essentials skills of effective citizenship? barbara had most of those skills. she had the skills through her experience in marketing with a knowing the customer and how to influence the customer because of her backgrou
, virtually every single member of this body in the united states senate is a member of the baby boom generation. as in my view a generation of americans, i was born in the last year of that generation, given more opportunity than any generation of people in the history of this planet because our grandparents and our parents were willing to make hard choices, understanding that part of our national creed, part of our legacy is assuring that we're expanding opportunity for those that come after us. we are having this health care debate at a moment in our country's history beset by incredible economic difficulties. this is the worst recession since the great depression. but we now know that even during the period of economic growth before our economy fell into this terrible recession, that powg families were struggling. during the last period of economic growth, median family income in the united states actually declined. as far as i know, it's the first period of recovery in the history of the united states when median family income actually went down, and that was at the same time tha
and lyndon johnson was president of the united states and he says my secret service pan you'll tells me to protect the president of the united states, and that was johnson. so he goes into -- he's the first person to give a report to lyndon johnson. now, roberts has already made up his mind that kennedy is dead and johnson is present, but with he sees johnson that's not what he says. what he says to johnson, he says, i have seen the president's wounds and i don't think he can survive. and johnson says, i need more information, i want to hear from kenny o'donnell, who was -- his title was appointment secretary, he was in fact, sort of chief of he staff for the kennedy white house, and he wants to hear from roy kellerman, who was president kennedy's secret service agent, so emmy roberts leaves the room. he runs into lem johns, who is another secret service agent, who had arrived at the hospital late and says to roberts, have you seen -- what's the president's condition? and he says very matter of factually, the president is dead and later, roberts told william manchester, he said, johnson
transforming the united states of america. and he also had a record powerfully indicating that he would pursue policies dangers to the security of israel. because of all this, i hoped for a while that my fellow jews would finally break free of the liberalism to which they have remained enthralled, long past the point where it has served either their interest over their ideals, whether as a jews or as americans. that hope having been so resoundingly dashed on election day, i never asked for a bit of encouragement from the signs that buyer's remorse may be beginning to set in among jews. as it also seems to be doing among the independents who voted for obama. and so i am now hoping against hope, that the exposure of obama as a false messiahs will at last open the eyes of my fellow jews to the co-relative falsity of the political creed that he so perfectly personifies and into which so many of them have for so long been so misguidedly loyal. thank you very much. [applause] >> before we start the questions and answers, i'm a study that immediately following his presentation at 4:00, mr. podhoretz
mr. tennant was, who did we have on the ground that was responsible directly to the united states of america to verify this information? if we knew the street addresses and have pictures and prices somebody ought to be able to go and look in the window are not on the door and see what is on the other side. how many people did the united states have been a country of about 30 million people to verify these 550 places, the answer was zero. so we were totally reliant on this group of highly conflicted exiles. that was all i needed to hear to have serious doubts at the validity of this information upon which we ultimately went to war with, i think, disaster consequence. .. >> if people are trying to get involved and they see that this government seems broken and does not work they get cynical said on top of that asking about "the new york times" max wrangle said he is not read about the existence of that but the newspapers in the country and of those go down they will learn of local problems to get them involved so how the system seems not to be working and the decline of the press wh
. bangladesh is a country of 1 sixty million people, half that of the united states. a three foot rise in sea level would put a good part of the become dulled the beneath the sea. that produces half of the rice for vietnam. a country of eighty million people and the country that is the world's second rising rice exporter after thailand. others will be affected in varying degrees by rising sea level. imagine ice melting in the far north atlantic will shrink the rice harvest of asia. but this is not the most serious threat. that is coming from melting mountain glaciers. the glacier monitoring institute in switzerland has now reported the eighteenth consecutive year of shrinking mountain glaciers around the world. they monitor glaciers in the andes and the rocky mountains, the alps, the himalayas, the tibetan plateau and they're reporting glaciers are melting everywhere. it is the ice melts from the glaciers in the himalayas and on the tibetan plateau that sustains the major rivers of asia during the dry season. it is that i smelled that sustains the rivers that also sustains the irrigation syst
of the united states. isn't my secret service manual tells me to protect the president of the united states, and that was lyndon johnson. he says you stay with kennedy. i'm going to johnson. so he goes in -- is the first person to give a report to lyndon johnson. roberts has made up his mind that kennedy is dead and johnson is president. when he sees johnson that's not what he says that his first report to johnson he says i have seen the president went and i don't think he can survive. johnson says i need more information i want to hear from kenny o'donnell who was out, his chief of staff for the kennedy white house. he wants to hear from kellerman who was president kennedy's secret service agent. the emery roberts leads the room, he runs into lemma roberts who is another secret service agent. who had arrived at the hospital he ended the anything. he says have you seen -- what's the present condition? he says very matter-of-factly the president is dead. later, roberts called manchester and saint john's didn't know what i do, which is that kennedy was dead. inexpertly comes in its ellerman.
know that the president of the united states will make a policy choice. but let's face it, president obama probably doesn't know a lot about iran, so he is going to turn to his advisors he's got. the secretary of state, he has national security adviser, he has the secretary of defense. he has a secretary of energy and so forth. he's going to turn to these people and ask, what do you think we should do about iran? what would be the effective strategy? and let's face it, stephen hsu is a very, very, very smart man. he used to be my next-door neighbor. i babysat for his children. he's got a nobel prize in physics. he knows about particle interacting. he does not know a lot about people interacting strategically and he probably doesn't know much about iran. hillary clinton operably doesn't know that much about iran either. so they have advisors, date turn to their advisors who do know about iran, about energy policy, about nuclear development and so forth. and those people may exert a great deal of influence in what bubbles up to be the recommendations that the president receives and tha
. you know, we all grow up under the smith that anyone can run and be president of the united states, right? this is the national lower. but if you try to beat anyone and you are not the party favorite of one of the two major parties, wrote to you. it is nearly impossible to run an effect did national presidential campaign out side of the two parties this time and that's because we have systemic barriers, and even if you have a supremely qualified candidates, even if you have popular support. we have systemic barriers that have made it difficult to compete. and there is no level playing field. so when jim bennett writes in his book, the system is rigged and nobody cares, i know what do he speaks. let's start with ballot access. well, actually let's start with the regulatory system. if you haven't had the pleasure of reading 11 cfr, the code of federal regulations for campaign finance, i suggest you do so. as one person i interviewed at the campaign election it was i said i am a lawyer, i'll be able to figure this out. and he said well know, it's really like asking a general practitio
. governing magazine rates utah and virginia as having two of the best run governments in the united states. you tell me whether you think virginia government or utah state government, are they somehow much more corrupt than the federal government, the federal system? most people in the state would tell you did think that probably have a cleaner government than the federal system. >> i promised the gentleman behind christina. >> thank you. my name is karen rose. i live in seattle washington. one question was just asked. i want to go back to the question. i voted for ralph nader, and i am still repenting for that sin. >> i hope that this tongue in cheek. >> the question about voter turnout. very ms. is there a correlationn an increase of voter turnout and support for the third party and from the campaign finance reform purses the lower turnout? other than every four years high-profile election voter turnout in the united states is very, very low. i just went out to dr. bennett's point, he mentions a wrong which is a good example. i believe in afghanistan had 28 candidates on their ballots in
to the document that a lot of people to not put could credence into the constitution of the united states and ask what does this say about political parties? the answer is nothing, however in the debate are patriot such as james madison and benjamin franklin and so one, a great deal was said about the notion of faction. faction in today's terminology is special interest and parties were considered to be special interest who wanted to use the power of the state to benefit themselves and their members. even two-day surveys have shown throughout the world, a deep public distrust of political parties ever wear wear -- everywhere. pulling parties are ranked lower than owe boyer's. yes. will were. that tells you something we have political parties and by the end of the civil war it said democrats and republicans were entrenched as the two major parties a duopoly controlling politics. how did this occur? there is a number of reasons. i have four reasons. first come with the elimination of multi member districts. at-large elections were sharply restrict should buy the apportionment act that require congr
. he was a fifth generation mary landrieu who served as a commanding general of the united states army for many years and was the first governor of louisiana territory in 1805. he became a secret agent of the spanish government in 1787, and was called agent number 13. he was a double agent over 30 years. general wilkinson died in mexico city in 1825 working for the mexican government. in the one short year that wilkinson was governor of louisiana territory in 1805, he created a lot of chaos over corrupt land deals. he was a co-conspirator with aaron burr in the 1806 attempt to invade mexico. but he betrayed burr and saved himself. at birth was indicted for treason and wilkinson narrowly escaped indictment. merriweather lewis was present at birth trial, for treason, after he returned from the expedition. lewis served as jefferson's eyes and ears at the trial and report back to him. windlass accepted the position of governor of louisiana territory, his first responsibility was to root out suspected burr writes from position of power and influence. ehrenberg brother-in-law, joseph brown,
do we do? what do we do to create financial institutions that are part of the united states of america that don't live behind a wall of greed and selfishness and irresponsibility and the illegal behavior? what do we do to have financial is titian's play a role in providing credit so that the entrepreneurs and business people can create real goods and services and create meaningful jobs? what would you suggest we do? >> guest: first of all we have to look at the money given to the system because we didn't put, the government didn't put any strings attached to it. we have to start to attach some strings and say do you know what? he said he were going to loosen credit and you didn't. here is what you need to do. you need to take a portion of their capital and there's all this discussion now and there should be about things having more capital so they can actually control it so the government does have to come in and subsidize it but at the same time some of that should be divided out and more capital should be given to small businesses and more capital should be made available
. and the official betting parlor for the obermeyer and the rehnquist was the chief justice of the united states. and it was -- that was it. on the afternoon before the election, he predicted and changed his long hand bet that george w. bush would both out gore by an elect form margin of 320-218. he earlier in the day picked 305-320, much closer. his long hand betting card, then 10 days after the bet, he sent me a letter on supreme court stationery, one of the few formal letters i ever received, asking to be excused from a $1 bet, because, and i'm going to quote, it is remotely possible that the florida election case might come to our court. i will point out to you that the long hand betting card with the corrections and the letter are reproduced in my book. i think one of the more interesting parts of it. i also explained why he believed that he and his colleagues acted couragely and patriotically when they decided twice to get involved in the bush-gore disputed elections. he knew that taking on the case would be a thankless assignment, regardless of which candidate won, the justices would be v
. live coverage on c-span2. a rare saturday session of the united states senate. the presiding officer: the senate will come to order. the chaplain dr. barry black will lead the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. o shepherd who neither slumbers or sleeps, as we labor this weekend, we desire you to be near to guide us with your wisdom and love. use our lawmakers as instrument of your providence, leading them beside still waters, restoring their energy, and bringing them to your desired destination. give them the stature to see above the walls of prideful opinions the path to the greatest good. lord, sustain them with your strength, preserve them with your grace. instruct them with your wisdom, and protect them with your power. as an intentional act of will, may they commit to you everything they think, say, and do today. we pray in your sovereign name. amen. the presiding officer: please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivi
a little bit about the united states signing the copenhagen document at the helsinki accords, which talks about political freedoms that require a clear separation between the state and political parties. yeah, right. and the signatories agreed to respect the right of citizens to seek a political or public office individually or as a representative political parties without discrimination. yeah, right. well, as i mentioned before, have hocrisy is not a serious problem when it comes to politics. and i would just know by the way that in iran in the last presidential election, they had some seven candidates and of course pointing a finger at us as the weight we do things. in my book i discuss in some detail the role of the third party and independent and a 2008 election. and more accurately, they're almost unfortunate non-role in that election. and i briefly surveyed how other developed countries hold elections that it's sufficient to say that edward parties are increasingly common part of the apparatus of the state through subsidies. however, ballot access laws are typically nowhere near as
or protecting any party but the two major parties in the united states today we should also say that third parties in other countries are associated with systems of representation. those systems we can see the classical liberalism has a purer form. .. >> he is the director of the olin institute for employment practice and policy and received his ph.d. from case western reserve 1970 and specializing in research public policy issues, economics of government bureaucracy, labor unions and health charities. founder and editor of general research and has published more than 60 articles such as the american economic review, public choice and others. he has written many books. he is the author of destroying democracy. published by the cato institute in 1986. please welcome jim bennett, our author today. [applause] >> thank you john. thank you to our house that kato who was a little surprised that ralph nader had written a forward to this book. my credentials sudden they crumble. [laughter] but that is all right. at the after words was a written by a fed chairman of the libertarian committees allia
. but it was also what i call the lahr value stage of the religious right in the united states. if you look at some of the players in 1960, you see some of the leading lights of what we now call the religious right first becoming active in politics in that election. people like billy graham, the national association of evangelicals and a host of smaller conservative protestant players really broke in their sweatshirts and sneakers in that election. and they discovered they had political power. and the politicians cared about their opinions and the trajectory then takes off so that by now, certainly, the religious right is a very powerful force in american presidential politics. 1960 is where they began to get a thirst and taste for playing at a very large and high political level. so those are all good reasons, i think, for thinking about this election in 1960 because those themes still reverberate down to this day. now, what did i learn in the process of writing this book? sort of two major lessons although you've got to read off 200 some odd pages to get the details. first of all, kennedy had a v
athlete is living his dreams out on the soccer field right here in the united states. >>> and the husband saving his wife's life, but they say the philadelphia phillies played a major role in her recovery. we'll tell you how that happened, and you'll hear her amazing story. you're watching net impact on >>> here is another tidbit for you. former president dwight eisenhower, gerald ford, and ron at reagan all reached the highest office in our land, but before they were president, they were each standout athletes in college. wow. now this. what a year it's been for this next athlete. his name is bofgio. the chicago fire welcomed the rookie mid-fielder to her roster, and being all to play in front of his own hometown has been. a a dream come true, especially when you consider that his journey began in another country where his memories of death and destruction still remain a big part of him. josh mora has gee or geo's story. >> i spent a lot of time playing with my family, so that's really basically it, that i remember, is just playing around with my cousins, running in the wood, and that so
civilian on horin the united states, and i am humbled to be here. but i'm also proud to be here, to be with them. this book, it's an interesting book, because national geographic has a series called "remember" and the whole idea in the series is to tell stories as much as possible through eyewitness accounts and contemporary photographs. now the first two books that i wrote in the series, were called "remember little big horn" and "remember the almow," now how i became the national geographic expert on eyewitness accounts on battles of where everybody died, i don't know, but as the curator at the alam ho said, everybody has to have a niche. i've wret 10 a lot of history and this is the first book i've ever written where lots of people were still hey -- alive and that was a wonderful, wonderful experience. i got to be good friends with terrance roberts, who wrote the introduction to the book and served as my mentor to make sure that i had it right, and the man hue script was actually -- manuscript and was actually read by four others of the little rock 9. minnie jean read it and
in europe and making to the united states and went back. they were all german refugees that barely escaped germany and then became american citizens and to be unbelievable, which is parachute act into nazi alliance. he was a german officer impersonating a german officer behind not the lines and gather actionable intelligence that literally changed the course of the war. >> mr. mayor, you must have had moments where he feared for her life. is there a particular story? there must've been moments that you fear for your life, impersonating a german officer, were there moments are a store you remember in particular? >> at the age of 21, you know no fear. >> that sort of the understatement of the year. a frederick mayor is very self-effacing, but this man was captured by the gestapo and literally water boarded and tortured for three days and survived, didn't break, and then literally turns the tables on his captors and got tens of thousands of german soldiers to surrender. >> the author is patrick o'donnell, the book is they dared to return. the true stories of jewish spies. he was joined with t
presidential campaigns. but it was also what i call the larva stage of the religious right in the united states. if you look at who the players were among conservative protestants in 1960, you see some of the leading lights of what we now call the religious right first becoming active in that election. people like billy graham, the national association of evangelicals, and a host of smaller conservative protestant players really broke in their sweatshirt and sneakers in that election as they discovered they had political power. and that politicians cared about their opinions. the trajectory takes off that by now certainly the religious right is a very powerful force. 1960s where they really began to get thirst and taste for playing a very large and high political level. so those are all good reasons i think were thinking about this election in 1960s because those themes reverberate down to this day. what did i learn in the process of writing this book? sort of two major lessons. first of all, kennedy had a very sophisticated approach to his catholicism because all of his holdings told him that
and federal law, between the arkansas governor and president dwight d. eisenhower of the united states. between nine kids who wanted to go to school that had to be accompanied by 1200 soldiers to ask oregon inside the school. that really became the second largest headline in 1957. the first being sputnik, and then president eisenhower's biggest domestic crisis that took place during his presidency. and what i'd like to do is a little bit different. and maybe not. but i want to just read to you a couple of pages in my book. i took something from the prologue and also to appease from classifying the group of kids that i encountered in little rock central high school once i got inside. and then finally, a few pages that will introduce the most horrific night of my life, the night my home was bombed in my senior year. and according to the local daily arkansas gazette, i was the first integrating student in the country to have her home bombed. few people my age will have more than one good friend from high school. i'm grateful to have at least eight. ernie, melba, many gene, it is but, glor
and other americans united for separation of church and state was deeply involved. the sigir lies their religious part of their message but early on they were one of the strongest anti-catholic voices in america and they went all in in in the end they worked with the nixon campaign against him so i will cover the two basic things i learned as we go through that campaign. i'm going to read a couple of passages some point you to three scenes and we will see how far we get that one has to do with billy graham's work on behalf of nixon and kennedy. the second one is a vignette from kennedy's used in speech where there was this crisis in the campaign greifeld lucky heads is the confronted a group of protestant ministers and went to houston and the last one is set in nashville, tennessee where one of the most prominent clergymen, baxter was an icon in the church of christ preached an anti-catholic sermon and hattie congressman rebutter this armand immediately after was delivered which you can imagine both had front-page stories on monday, just the average is violation of all kinds of so
and all that kind of stuff. are you going to make the bible illegal in the united states in terms of we are no longer allowed to criticize people, as soon as you criticize a gay man you are bigoted and prejudiced and all that kind of stuff? >> host: you spoke in salt lake about religion and your views on it. >> guest: everyone no matter their sexual orientation has the right to worship no matter what. whether they can or cannot worship gay or straight. my understanding of the bible is you are supposed to love your fellow man. i am not a scholar nor am i a particularly religious person. i am more spiritual. i am happy for people who
had a choice, go back to boss the kneia, or end up in the united states. they went to chicago. >> that's when i finally felt like you can enjoy life now, we've made it. you can relax now. you know, it's yours, so, you know, i always, like, wanted to have a house i could have friends over and stuff, and every day, like, since we had the house, i always have people over, there's not like one day where my mom is not cooking for everyone. but in bosnia, it's just like that. you always have family over, friends over, you're grilling. >> reporter: and from there, life was good. boggio starred in soccer, and now he's getting plenty of playing time for the fire. >> i can't really describe like how you feel, like -- because you, like, you remember, when you go back, it all comes back to you like everything happened yesterday, and its just like, you know, it's -- you try to make it happy where you get to see your family again, but as soon as like that goes away, like, wow, like i left all of this behind. what if i didn't have this sort of future? >> reporter: and so you can understand when the
of the drug imports into the united states. according to a 2004 investigative article written by steve in portland's oregonian newspaper, hayslip got the idea based on his earlier work on the illicit u.s. trade in quaaludes, a legal sleeping pill widely available on the black market. the manufacture of quaaludes depend on the synthesis of another legal drug which was predominantly produced in germany, austria and china. what hayslip noticed was that an enormous proportion from these nations was being shipped to colombia. there the cally and medellin cartels were making it into an illegal form of quaalude which they sold in tandem with cocaine in the same market, one as an upper and one as a downer, in the same way that meth markets today are offer saturated with oxycontin, a painkiller that smooths out the impending tweak of a meth high. in 1982 hayslip visited the nations whose factories made the drug and asked that, and asked for their help in monitoring its sale. congress then banned the use of prescription quaaludes which were manufactured by only one american company. by 1984 acco
in the united states navy, and a veteran of the first gulf war. and he's also the head of the veterans against america's wars. of which they are getting too many. [applause] >> he will pass among you recruiting right and left. what is happening now that is kind of interesting from within the military, and i began life in a room in the cadet hospital at west point where i was delivered by a future surgeon general of the army, who had not been told about the navels. i did not have the repairs made. surprised should always be offered, or offered anyway. but we are at each area's position in the world. we are not really needed, and it used to be just as an idea that united states was something quite remarkable. and now i wonder, that we've been crowded over. and it was -- there's a photograph of, in this new book that i have published, have nothing but photographs of myself which is highly satisfactory. [laughter] >> and perhaps a bit overdone, you know? as a younger man, i went with a fellow writer, always competitive, and he saw that picture of me which they have run on the cover of the book. an
management thing and katrina and there's always this they call the united states postal service. i don't know where they get the surface from. but nonetheless, it may be a good thing to have less government and a less effective government that we may be very fortunate we don't get all the government we paid for. >> could i answer the gentleman's questioned? there have been studies on this, and a good book to read would be thomas patterson's "the vanishing voters" where he interviewed something like 90,000 voters but there's a correlation. first you see corporation of interest in the election itself when you look at the viewership that turned up for ross perot compared to the other votes they didn't have a third-party candidate. and guess that's one of the factors people cite why they don't vote. it's not the first factor and a lot of time is convenient. can't get to the poll, have to go home for my kids, have to work, whatever, but it is one of the factors there is in the range of choice, and so there are a number of studies that have been done on this and probably should be more. i am going
that might represent. i think when you're dealing with georgia, a developing democracy, and the united states you have two very different kettles of fish in terms of flow of information, freedom of the press and all of these other things. so it's less of a dangerous situation here which is why i think there's potential to harness -- harness outsourcing and make it work for us. you would have a very different situation in a lot of other countries in the world. finally, with respect to the first question. i just wanted -- where did you go? there you are. yeah, just to point out one thing. you know, we're talking about the pentagon in development. that's a whole new thing. for the department of defense to consider development part of its purview. i would just ask ourselves whether that really makes good strategic sense. i think it's not so smart. that's my own personal opinion. i can go into that more if you want later. [inaudible] >> i'm not sure. but i do see those two wars as anomalies. we really to have make a distinction between wartime contracting and peacetime contracting. i think wartime
florence was flattened by kitchen. united states marine corps scoring leaders in this ball game, chris singleton already with ten points. mercer has five with just three. >> dan: five three point field goals made by five different guys. >> rich: florence. another miss on a three. put back. and it might be a goal tend. bob hoffman -- alabi got up. the ball was off glass. whether it was going down toward the cylinder or not, we'll take a look. watch the end of this play. >> dan: that balm never got above the rim or it would have been a goal tend because if it's above the rim and it hits off the back word -- >> rich: it didn't have a chance to go this. >> dan: see, that's a play by mills where he gets the offense receive rebound and in most games under normal circumstance, you power the ball back up to the basket, but in this game, i'm not sure the best move isn't to kick it out and find an open three-point shooter. sometimes your best opportunity for a three point shot is in a scramble situation where everybody hasn't matched up with his man quite yet. >> rich: kitchen out there with sin
was concerned the gdp in the united states in 2007 the/2008 would be punched in the gut as the mortgage resets start to hurt families at some point* you have to pay the piper. there were so many of these products i will never forget the warning about subprime and i had never heard of. i did not know about that in 2005 and this is the first time i was exposed to these words and mortgage resets almost on the american vernacular it was the best and bravest smartest people of lehman brothers started to call the warnings. the tragedy of the men brothers the warnings were ignored and people were silence. lehman brothers kept to their head down and did their job. i saw one great person after another silent global risk manager 2005 would be a one investment banking questioning whether or not remission get into a big deal and richard fuld said shut up. this is what they had. a sense of fear and a tragedy was that we were going faster and faster and faster rate toward that iceberg. one by one by a wide great people that i really care a lot about or silence. there were so many lessons for us all. going f
's new deal but expanded to create a democratic picture of the rural united states, one that emphasized particularly those who did the work of farming rather than the owners of the great plantations of mississippi and california. there are several paradoxes in lange's like including the fact that this quintessential city girl ended up working for the department of agriculture, never even having visited a farm when she was tired, but my favorite of the paradoxes is the way it turns around a typical story of women's emancipation and the usual story, you start with a woman who is a dependent on her husband and you gradually works are way into perhaps getting a profession, getting a job and having an income of for own feeling independent. lange mir bursted. she got the opportunity to become a great photographer when she married her second husband it would support her on his academic salary from the university of california and released her from the responsibility of earning for her whole family and it was a large family because, when we put the two families together she had two children nev
but it starts over 50% coming down to career or israel and where it is the united states? it is way down the list. with a red circle what about the 1990's? a similar phenomenon. 1980's is a similar story. 70's and 60's and again, the coverage differs there is not the same data but a very similar story the u.s. is pretty far down the list in this particular measure of how big a deal is holiday spending relative to the rest of the year? so there is good news for americans particularly those who have image problems and we're not alone are not even leaders. there is bad news and that probably outweighs the good news. the bad news is it you think you are convinced in billion was a problem than the world wide number is much bigger. if you tally up holiday spending around the major economies of the world instead of 65 billion you get 145 billion, the waste is on the order of 25 billion per year. that is the bad news and it is probably worse parker probably outweighs the good news. i could say i have done some surveys about the real question of how much the people value their gaffes relative to
of the united states with a gun. you don't. you don't. you don't shout down a senator or congressman because that is disrespectful. [applause] hold on. but you do go their with legitimate questions and you think about the language that you are going to use. i will give you an example on health care. there is a chapter on what americans really want. if you are in the medical profession it is in here about what we want on health care. that is a simple question. can you really create a trillion dollar government program, brand new, and actually make it deficit neutral? how many of you believe regardless of where you stand on health care issue, how many believe this trillion dollar government program for health care will be deficit neutral? raise your hands. one? one individual -- two. and there are a lot of obama people but only two think it is deficit neutral. if they lie to you about that, what else are they not telling us? instead of making a statement you ask it in terms of a question, you use the rhetorical. this is how i grew up. i used to ask my mother how far is the son from the earth?
else because it is within the preceding this cabalism. money got locked up. actually not in the united states but london, in the u.k., and there wasn't just investors that had the money locked up, investors around the world, and part of the spiral downward that week was a result more than anything else of the fact that this money was locked up and all of these investors started having to settle down all of their other assets and it turned into this vicious cycle and this fire sale, and so that becomes very, very important. so to the extent that we can actually have a resolution of 40 which would be similar by the way to the authority that the fdic has for commercial banks or the way that the government took over freddie and fannie, which we can talk about as well. on that note, and i hope and we can talk about characters. we haven't really talked about white cats and the black cats. there are some her like moments i thought i would open up the floor to you. [applause] go for it. either or. you can do both. we will get to both. >> to questions. first, how is possible, even from point of
with the president of the united states with a gun. you don't, you don't, you don't. and you don't shut down a senator or congressman because that's just a speck full. [applause] hold on. but you do go there with legitimate questions. anything about the language that you're going to use. and i'm going to give an example is a way to close on health care because there is a chapter on what americans really want. during the medical profession. it's in here about what we want on health care. you ask a simple question. can you really create a trillion dollar government program, brand-new, and actually make it deficit neutral. how many of you really believe regardless of where you stand on the health care issue, how many of you believe that this trillion dollar government program for health care will be deficit neutral? raise your hands. one? one individual, to people. there is a lot of obama people. but my question is, if they lie to you about that, what else are they not telling us? instead of making a statement, you ask it in terms of a question and you use the rhetorical. this is how i grew up.
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